Adventure Oban goes around the world

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Adventure Oban has celebrated a huge milestone in its One Million Miles project by racking up more than 24,901 miles – the same distance as the circumference of the Earth.

Its eight-strong board of volunteer directors, which leads the team behind the not-for- profit, community-run organisation, gathered for a photograph to mark the significant total.

They are Dave Bleazard, Jane Churchill, Laura Corbe, Doreen Henderson, Neil Matheson, Isla McCulloch, Iwan Roberts and Ben Sunderland.

The group hailed the landmark which has been achieved by participants in just under two months since the project started on March 5.

Miles have been recorded on the group’s website involving a wide range of activities, including kayaking, walking, open water swimming, running, cycling, wing-foiling, horse-riding and many more, it said.

Its One Million Miles project is a community exercise initiative which encourages everyone to get outside and to get active.

The aim is to amass an increasing community collective mileage on the Adventure Oban website.

It said it had seen ‘fantastic uptake’ from local young people, with schools contributing miles from collective school activities as well as miles that young people record at home with their families.

It also has active participation from a wide range of local clubs and organisations including Oban High School, local primaries, Oban Mountain Rescue, Wee Walk Oban, North Argyll Cycle Club, Hope2Oban and Atlantis Leisure amongst others.

It stressed One Million Miles is open to all – anyone with a link to Oban can take part including friends and family living away from the area.

Miles can be contributed from any non-motorised exercise activity and all ages and abilities can take part.

People can also back-date any miles they’ve done since the project started.

More information can be found at adventureoban.org/onemillionmiles